Friday, December 14, 2012

Digital Prints and Encaustic Workshop

By Kathyanne White

When working with hot wax and digital prints I loosely call it encaustic since it isn't quite what we think of when we say encaustic.  My set up uses Purified Beeswax and Damar Resin-Encaustic Medium.  Usually for encaustic this medium would be mixed with pigment.  

"By definition- Encaustic (which goes by hot wax painting) is an ancient technique.  The artist heats beeswax to the liquid stage, then mixes in pigmentation.  The resulting medium is applied to a surface."

For encaustic a base like clapboard, wood, ceramics, stretched canvas and other rigid types of surfaces are used.  These rigid surfaces protect the wax from cracking after it cools.  My take on encaustic for this workshop is different than my precious encaustic tutorials and articles.  One of my previous encaustic workshops "Mixing Digital Prints and Encaustic"  used hot wax to combine digital prints on a rigid surface in different configurations.  In this current workshop is a straight forward simple way to combine wax with a non rigid surface..............

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces:Tyvek

Tyvek is an incredible surface to print.  The prepared tyvek I used is available at Digital Art Supplies in San Diego.  This type of tyvek creates a beautiful matte finished print.  Tyvek has been one of my favorite surfaces because of it's melting properties.  In this video workshop I show how I work with tyvek and then you go your own way to see how you like to heat distress this surface.  There are some finished pieces shown in the video and also the pdf written information.

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Yosemite National Park Images

Yosemite National Park is one of the most amazing places on this planet.  Trees have long influenced my work and Mariposa Grove in Yosemite is always a special place for inspiration.  I have many favorite spots depicted here in the Fall.  This was the first time I was in Yosemite at this time of year.  It was stunning and the wether amazing for late October into early November.

The following photographs have been posted on my KathyAnne Art Website.  They are available royalty free for members and $3.00 an image for non members. Visit the Yosemite Collection here and another page here to download. 

 Forest on the way to Mirror Lake

 Trail to Vernal Falls

Mariposa Grove
 Tuolumne Grove

Tuolumne Grove

 My favorite spot on the Merced River to find El Capitan reflections

 My favorite spot on the Merced River to find El Capitan reflections
Another good spot for El Capitan reflections

On the trail to Vernal Falls

Thursday, October 25, 2012

inkAID Precoats Play

For this mini workshop we start out with an excerpt from one of the chapters in my upcoming book “Digital Printing Alternative Surfaces: the definitive source”.  After that we are going to play with inkAID precoats to add surface interest just by applying inkAID precoats in an unusual way.  After you get familiar with how inkAID coatings are used you will get to test your knowledge with a bit of surface design.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Display Art with Hardware Cloth

Displaying your artwork can sometimes be a challenge.  There is lots to think about after you finish work and want to frame it up so to speak.  Decisions to accomplish finishing work are based on how the work feels and how you want the work shown to the viewer.  

Using hardware cloth to mount some of my pieces is one of my favorite solutions.  Once I create an assemblage I want the mounting to be unobtrusive.  If I build a flat box type of hardware cloth base the work is what shows not a frame.   A certain amount of light will add dimension to the work itself and the hardware cloth accomplishes this element.  The work is then easily hung on the wall with no other hanging device.  There is no outside frame and the work can speak for itself.

In this video workshop I will show you how I create with hardware cloth. 

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Simple Techniques for Blending Images Part 3

Part 3 of Simple Techniques for Blending Images uses Photoshop CS6.   

This is part 3 of a 3 part workshop that includes Photoshop Touch for iPad, Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop Elements 10.  This third part uses Photoshop CS6.

My all time favorite software for manipulating images is Photoshop in any the current version.  After using Photoshop for 15 years it is the most natural for me and simplest.  Now when I say simplest I don’t mean in getting started.  It takes lots of practice to get proficient, but it is well worth it.  This workshop was created on Photoshop CS6 and will look at several ways to blend images in the simplest of ways and get interesting results.  The ideas in this workshop revolve around a few basic techniques.  Once you play with some of these ideas you will be able to make it happen for your images in your own way.  I am just guiding you to some techniques to be tweaked how you see fit.  Remember one thing- you will need images that work with each other and sometimes it can be tricky, so try several image combinations until you get the results you are looking for.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Simple Techniques for Blending Images Part 2 Phototshop Elements 10

For this workshop we will be blending a couple of images using Photoshop Elements 10.  Part 1 of this workshop, posted in June of 2012 on the KathyAnne Art site, focused on the iPad app- Photoshop Touch.  This workshop will be a bit different as we blend 2 images and eventually create a stripe layer to go in between the images.  
Hint: If you are new to Elements 10 and would like to learn some of the basics you can go to on the internet and watch videos on the basics of Elements 10.  You won’t find the basics of Elements or Photoshop in my tutorials, just things that I develop for my manipulated art images with the programs.  For this process we will go step by step and if you have any questions feel free to email me. 
One more thing- I always open Photoshop Elements 10 in Editor Mode since I don’t want Adobe Organizer to organize my images.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Simple Techniques for Blending Images Part 1

Simple Techniques for Blending Images: Part 1 
by Kathyanne White
         This is part 1 of a 3 part workshop that includes Photoshop Touch for iPad, Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop Elements 10.  This first part uses Photoshop Touch.  
 When first using the Photoshop Touch app on my iPad it amazed me the effects that are included for image manipulation.  There are so many wonderful ways you can use this app to change photos resulting in excellent results.  For the purpose of this workshop we will concentrate on the Photoshop Touch version of a mask.  They call it Fade and it allows you to blend images to create an interesting composition.  In the following 2 parts of this workshop I will teach you how to do similar techniques in both Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop Elements 10.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Constructing and Printing Crinkle Surfaces

My obsession with digital alternative surfaces led me to create these crinkled surfaces for
printing. There is a slim line between being able to print these substrates and not. If the
crinkles are too deep they quickly make the surface to thick. My advice- start with thin paper if
you have a regular printer and it you have an art printer that will print a decent thickness, just
don’t over due the crinkle part if you use canvas and thicker surfaces. When starting with this
technique I used lightweight canvas From there I tested silk paper, a thin handmade paper and
thin smooth kozo paper. The canvas definitely is the thickest when finished and needs a printer
that will print thicker surfaces.

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Constructing and Printing Crinkle Surfaces
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Digital Prints on Tissue Paper

Here’s a wonderful simple way to create a surface to print from tissue paper.  The beauty of this substrate is that if you make it thin enough it will fit through most any direct pass through printer.  Tissue paper surfaces take only a few minutes to prepare and overnight to dry.  After drying the surface you can add your favorite inkAID precoat and you are ready to print.  For this workshop my surfaces were precoated with inkAID Translucent pre coat.  

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Learn Useful Things for Digital Printing from Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

New monthly mini workshop using both Photoshop CS5 
and Photoshop Elements 10.  

There are a few basic things you should know about digital printing for successful output.  This workshop will show you how to size and resize for optimal print resolution.  It will show you how to play with canvas size and the ever important printer profile for printing.  Along with some color corrections hints.  Instructions for both Photoshop CS5 and Photoshop Elements10 are included. 
 As programs are upgraded or if you have a previous version these settings could be in a different place in the various boxes, but you can still look around and find the settings needed.  Regular Photoshop usually remains pretty constant although there is no guarantee.  Photoshop Elements likes to make these places in the print boxes ever changing and not the most user friendly.  Not sure why a program like Elements that should be easier to navigate changes a lot just to confuse you.   Whatever the changes are if you look around in your software print boxes or other selection boxes you should be able to find the controls to accomplish your task.

This workshop is a 26 page pdf with visuals and complete how to instructions by Kathyanne White.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Creative Digital Printing Part Two

Creative Digital Printing - No Art Printer Required Part Two is about working with lightweight metals.  These metals are soft and thin and will go through a straight pass through printer.  You will need to prepare the metals and attach them to a carrier sheet.  This workshop will show you how to accomplish this.  Remember - using weird things in your printer could cause a problem.  Although I never have a terminal problem there is always a possibility, so take care when performing these techniques.  In the end you will have some wonderful printed surfaces to use in your artwork and projects!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Creative Digital Printing - No Art Printer Required Part One

Last month I added the Epson 1100 Workforce printer to my art tools.  Since I travel and teach alternative surface printing, sometimes in only a one day workshop.  I always use my little Epson Charm and my little Epson Dash printers.  They print 4” x 6”  and are intended to print photo paper that comes with each ink cartridge.   When I first started using my Epson Dash I was amazed at the surfaces these smaller printers could handle.  Most of the fabrics like pimatex cotton and a few of my alternative surfaces as well as light weight metals,  are printed on my little printers.  This got me to thinking “why not get a little larger size out of prints created on a non-art printer.”   That turned out to be an extremely wonderful idea because I am having all sorts of fun printing with the 1100 and a print size of 13” x 19”.  

This months mini workshop is Creative Digital Printing - No Art Printer Required.  In this workshop I pass on some beginning techniques to create digital alternative prints on surfaces that will fit in the Epson 1100 a straight pass through printer.  It does a great job with alternative surfaces for digital printing.  Next month I will get into light weight metals and who knows what else.  Enjoy this workshop.

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